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Staff wellbeing: A technology and communication strategy

Technology in education can present a serious threat to staff workload and wellbeing, not least when it comes to emails and communication. What can we do to mitigate the negative effects of technology? Emily Kenneally advises
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Technology is an incredible asset to educators, offering innovative ways to convey knowledge and inspire students. Nevertheless, left unchecked it can create a culture where teaching staff feel like they must always be available.

If technology is intruding on the personal life of you and your staff it is important to take action. What strategies does your school currently have in place to support staff?

It does not need to be a case of finger-pointing or blame. But we must ask how we can work together to make things better for everyone. The questions below will help to inform or refresh a technology strategy to ensure that it supports staff wellbeing at your school.

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